Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Reality Award

Thank you to Hayley, who has nominated me for this gorgeous Reality Award. 

Here are my questions and answers:

If you could change one thing, what would it be?

I would bring back my daughter's horse, Stitch. He was a little mad. The moment he entered a field, he and my daughter became a joyful cloud of dust.

He was also a gentleman.

On a long family walk, with my daughter riding him, my elderly mother was tiring. She said we should all go on ahead and wait for her at the end.

But after a few minutes, Stitch stopped. He looked round at her. And refused to continue until he was satisfied she had caught up.

 If you could repeat an age, what would it be?   

I loved them all, although I wouldn't choose to be in my teens again. I think I was exceptionally selfish and pig-headed. Really rather horrible. So I'd quite like to repeat it, as long as I could change my ways!

I liked being newly-wed in my twenties. I loved having three children in my very late twenties/thirties, although I would have started younger and had four if I had my time again. I felt like the granny of the school playground, being almost fifty by the time my youngest daughter was leaving primary school.

I started writing seriously at forty-nine, so the last few years have been amazing too.

I like it all really. All the different decades have been incredible in their own way.

As Keith Richards said, It's good to be here. But it's good to be anywhere.

What one thing really scares you?

Becoming blind.

I'm not expecting to. But it's something I fear.

If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be?

Truly, nobody else at all. I'm the luckiest woman on earth. I just have to think of my three girls.

And now I'm getting all emotional.

Thank you for the lovely award, Hayley. x